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now. fed chairman ben bernanke speaking right now out in indianapolis. he is about to take questions on the impact of the new qe3. in his prepared remarks, a full-throated defense of what he's done policiwise in the wake of the big financial crisis. we're going to bring it to you live. the fed and strong manufacturing numbers out today have the market squarely in rarely mode. the dow right now up 124 points, 1 13,561. >>> let's go where the action is. at the nyse. sue herera. >> as we wait for ben bernanke to begin that q&a session, we have a big stock market rally on our hands the first day of the trading quarter, up 123 points right now. bob pisani's joining me now on the floor. you're up a little sigh of relief there. a rally that's carried over to the u.s. but are the underpinnings here at home strong enough? >> new order xoen fent norcompo ism moved the market up in addition to follow-through from europe. the dow industrials were off the high 2-1 advancing to declining stocks. it was 3-1 earlier but you could see we've dipped a little just in the last 15 minutes or so. in terms
quarter as ben bernanke's easy money policies make investors feel good. we take that up with lou, neant money line, stocks finishing lower on the day, but posting the third best quarter since 2010. the dow jones industrial's dropping 49 points. s&p is down six and a half, and nasdaq down 20, but still well off the lows of the day. dragging the market today, consumer spending, up just half a percent, increase because of higher gasoline prices. oversea, bank of spain releasing an audit showing seven of the countries failed stress tests despite anxiety about the eurozone. the big three indexes up 44% for the quarter. a federal judge today delivering a blow to the future trading commission and its effort to implement portions of the dodd-frank financial reform law. the judge rejected regulations that would have capped the amount of positions a trader can hold and the size of that position in various commodities. the chairman of the cftc says he's disappointed by the ruling and the agency is looking for new ways to get their way. well, my next guest says the dismal economic news of the week
against inflation, though ben bernanke hasn't stopped printing money, nor has the central bank in europe, so one has to expect that there is still some concern about inflation along the line. but again, gold as well as oil coming down, and look at the foreign markets. this is what we woke up to, and it continued throughout the day through our close. the foreign markets really getting hit, over 2% in some of these foreign markets and that, of course, weighing very heavily on both the dow and the s&p. well, when the bell begins -- when the bell rings, the action begins. has the september swoon finally begun? we have two top strategists who are going to duke it out, a bull and a bear. also 55% of new small business other thans say they would not start a company today. the reason? regulations. we're going to be talking to the ceo of the national federation of independent businesses about what they want to see get done. also top strategists breaking down how to play the housing recovery. since he last joined us, his recommendation is up more than 25%. now that we have today's pullback, is it
and former u.s. treasury consultants. welcome to the show. great to have you here. ben bernanke speaking today -- >> very good to be here. >> thank you. gerri: the federal reserve chairman speaking today and said we are not in a recession. it is not likely we will be in recession. very optimistic. very upbeat. are you? >> no. i think we are probably losing momentum if we are not in a recession we are close to. the big problem is at the end of the year if we have not done something about the fiscal cliff we are going to be in recession very definitely. the rest of the world is slowing down as well. so certainly the momentum is not good. whether the growth number for the fourth quarter is a half a percent or three-quarters of% or zero it will feel pretty much the same. we will be close enough to recession to put some real pressure on the lame-duck congress to do something about that fiscal clef. gerri: motors recently in a poll, 60 percent of them said the u.s. is in a recession. at some point it becomes self reinforcing from the people who could take us out of this we don't want to spend
numbers come down even further. are these the numbers that forced ben bernanke, even though i don't think he is making the right move, is this what he felt compelled to do all he did in qe-3? >> we have seen this. third-quarter gdp number since 2008. we are churning through what happened inventory in the economy in 2008. we will live through the same cycle in 2012. we are really looking at the data that ben bernanke's right, it looks like we are looking into another recession here, even though the stock market says the all-time highs are bumping up levels where we would not be seeing additional stimulus. david: i hear a lot of people expressing their october surprises. we have had some of this before, 1987, is anybody down there expecting those? >> yes, they are. keep in mind, something happens that is profoundly different. we have seen a meaningful location out of consumer staples and financials end technology. that is eerie. people are really starting to get data. is this the beginning of the end of an october debacle or something new? that is the argument that is going on on the floor
to generate good data and why does this overused cliche matter so much? ben bernanke said he's going to continue to buy bonds to keep interest rates down, so that this purchasing manager's number won't be an aberration. when you examine the fundamental stocks, you are playing what's known as the micro. when you take into account the big data numbers like the purchasing manager's index, you're making a macro analysis. again though like the idea of fighting the fed this micro/macro dichotomy might mean nothing to you unless you took ec 101. let's put it in terms that everybody can understand. anyone who's been to a museum or taken an art class knows that for years artists tried to paint pictures as if they were perfectly -- let's say they tried to capture the exact look. like a kodak camera. okay? that's called realism as the painters are indeed realistic. but as art progressed in the late 19th and early 20th century, you tend to get more -- let's say impressionist, less realist and then expressionists as the artists struggled to get beyond the four walls of the canvas, they took impre
all week. fed chair ben bernanke's latest take on the economy will also get a lot of attention when minutes from the federal reserve's latest policy meeting are released. september auto sales are also on tap. some experts predict sales are up nearly 11% over last year. >>> meanwhile, according to aaa, the price of regular gas is down about five cents in the past week to an average $3.81 a gallon. >>> overseas this morning, uncertainty about spain's bailout weighed down asian stocks. thousands filled spain's capital this weekend to protest sweeping budget cuts and austerity measures included in a 2013 draft budget. >>> elsewhere, on the heels of apple's flawed debut of its new mapping app, nokia and oracle customers will have access to nokia's data and location services. >> hewlett-packard is set to roll out a new tablet device today that will work with microsoft's new windows 8 operating system. the elite pad 900 comes at a time when, according to new research, half of all adult americans now own either a tablet computer or a smart phone. >>> and finally, who says that crime doesn't
. my point here, carl, is don't fight ben bernanke. if he came out and said, ladies and gentlemen, me and mr. drogy and i want people to buy stewed prunes, everybody should listen carefully. you may think it's wrong, but i sure would not go out and short stewed prunes on that idea. that's the problem that a lot of people are having. a lot of people are underperforming the market because their ideologies are getting in the way. >> thank you. let's get another capital markets op-ed. gary, talk a little politics. >> we'll get to that in a second. i steered clear of politics for quite some time. but let me talk about a cool breeze about what's happened. think back to mid-august. we did that informal survey. we asked people what would be the most important factor for the equity markets in 2012. 65% said it was going to be the election, if you remember. it has not been the case since mid-august. and as e we said all along, it's been about central banks. i do think that's going to change. i think politics will once again become something that has an impact on the equity markets. that it will
ben bernanke is pushing for higher inflation. is his real inflation target not 2%, but like 4%, 5%? if he could wave a magic wand, would he do that? >> they could have a secret vote. it would be in excess of three, for sure at least in the near term. the fed told us they would do whatever it takes to get what they want. they haven't exactly told us what they do or what they want. >> all right. what they want is a lower unemployment rate, isn't that fair? >> right. but they have lower unemployment in the price stability. what's going to happen is you're going to get fomc participants litigating the issue in public. like charlie plaszer yesterday talking about how policy won't be effective and charlie evans today talking about -- >> but they always do that. bernanke, that board is all obama appointees. and it's the liberal left keynesian board. it's an inflationist board. you as great economist and forecaster, right now the inflation numbers, they don't look scary at all. cpi, so forth, commodity prices, none of that stuff is booming. what do you think is the earliest time? a year f
of the gains after federal reserve chairman ben bernanke defended the central bank's latest bond buying stimulus program. is that a red flag that this fed-fueled rally is in trouble? top strategists are weigh in tonight. take a look at how we're finishing the day on wall street. as you can see, things settled out, dow jones industrial average held on to a double-digit move, although well off of that 161-point rally. the nasdaq went negative, although it, too, came back off of the worst levels finishing flat on the session. that had everything to do with apple. apple stock today down bringing the rest of the market down with it. it is in so many portfolios. s&p 500 up. it's the last day of the quarter of the year. we closed off the highs of the day. not a bad way to kick off the fourth quarter. is today's performance a good indicator of what's ahead? should investors be bracing for a rocky road going into year end? i bring in right now wells fargo adviser, chase investment council, peter, cnbc.com's jeff cox, our own rick santelli. good to see you all. thank you so much for joining us. w
of white noise, maybe people listen to ben bernanke yesterday. it just didn't add up. i can't tell you what was going on. >> what didn't add up, rick? how about the milton friedman stock? i know you've been all over that all day, so i brought a quote for you, rick. >> uh-oh. >> i brought a quote. milton friedman in his own words. now, rick, i know what you said, that anna schwartz -- >> i figured you were on for a reason today. >> what's that? >> i figured you were here for a reason. >> go ahead. >> i'm here to talk about jobs, but if we could have an aside, discussion, me and rick on the side. here's what milton friedman said in his own words in 2000. now the bank of japan's argument is, oh, well, we've got the interest rate down to zero, what more can we do? it's very simple. they can buy securities and they can keep buying them and providing high-powered money in until the high powered money gets the economy in an expansion. >> must have been a fun dinner conversation around the friedman table. >> exactly. >> i'm only talking about credit crisis issues. only give me quotes after the summ
's the one thing we need to know? >> we heard from ben bernanke yesterday. the federal reserve chief. he's a scholar of the great depression. he is pledging again, ladies, that we are going to avoid another great depression. he's promising to keep stimulus going until even after, even after the economy starts to recover to make sure we don't repeat the mistakes made into the 1930s, which is when we pulled our foot off the accelerator too soon in the economy, and just as it was starting to recover we started to tighten monetary policy and boom, threw the economy into the second great depression. the great depression scholar ben bernanke is trying everything we can to make sure we don't fall down again. >> it's comforting to hear that, isn't it? >> well, some people are concerned that it will cause inflation down the road but everyone is trying to keep the ship staling right now. >> all right. and you've got road warriors? >> that's right. another road warriors for you. if you're a business traveler, looking to meet others while you're on a trip, good news. there are now plenty of apps and
the market heads south. but ben bernanke is propping it up. martha: we have a jam packed show for you today. both candidates are hunkered down getting ready for wednesday night's debate in denver. new numbers show how many voters could still be persuaded. bill: disturbing details in fallout from operation fast & furious. new records of dozens of weapons linked to murders and weapons and cartel hitmen. now there are questions about the fate of attorney general eric holder in all of this. >> they don't see the victims. 60,000 people have been killed. and they have been indifferent to the sufferings of the people. . but because of business people like you, things are beginning to get rolling. and regions is here to help. making it easier with the expertise and service to keep those wheels turning. from business loans to cash management, we want to be your partner moving forward. so switch to regions. and let's get going. together. martha: former california governor schwarz * spilling details about his marriage with maria shriver. he recounted in painful detail how he broke the news to his chil
of economically growth in washington right now? ben bernanke trying to create the wealth effect. everybody feels more wealthy because the asset prices are going up, that helps the economy come around. by the same token if you look to the democratic side of things, if you look at the other guys, now we have to expand government and that will get the economy turning. i found that odd both of those are being played together at the exact same time right now. stuart: see you again soon. according to new polls for president obama has a big lead in the female vote over mitt romney. in ohio the president leads romney 60-35 among women. now obama deputy campaign manager says women don't care about the president's record. listen to this. >> they're not really concerned about what is happening over the last four years. stuart: congresswoman joins us now. it is very hard to get around or explain the enormous lead president obama seems to have among women voters. i put it to you they're going to be president because they're getting bought on that issue. tell me i am wrong. >> i do think you're a little bit w
was an advocate for open-ended qe long before fed chairman ben bernanke announced qe infinity. >> now chicago fed president charles evans is ready to take on critics of the plan. >>> we're kicking off the fourth quarter with the biggest bull of all the squawkmarket masters. the odds of hitting dow's 17,000 by the end of next year are looking better and better says jeremy siegel. the third hour of "squawk box" starts right now. ♪ >>> good morning again. welcome back to "squawk box" here on cnbc. i'm becky quick along with joe kernen and andrew ross sorkin and our guest host has been craig barrett, the former chairman and ceo of intel, obviously we have a lot more to discuss with him but we also have many other big guests who are joining us through the hour, don't forget that this is the beginning of the fourth quarter, you can start it off with our portfolio strategy session, speaking with jeremy siegel about the market events likely to drive the fourth quarter including the november election. coming up at 8:30 a.m. eastern, cnbc's exclusive interview with chicago fed president charlie evans, lo
from ben bernanke. >> two big downgrades on two big companies. microsoft says momentum will slow. >> and facebook's stock is up 30% from the july lows. >>> and julia boorstin with a sitdown with facebook's cheryl sandberg. >>> futures ant rise and the fourth quarter gets under way. major indices coming off a third quarter that was their best quarterly performance in two years. but there's a lot for wall street to digest this week waiting for today's monetary policy speech from bernanke. and the big jobs number is coming up on friday. it's been said that q3 was characterized by expectations from central banks, that we got what we wanted and that's not necessarily going to be the picture for this quarter. >> you're fighting worldwide feds. if you don't like the market, i understand expectations lowered along with estimates lowered. all you have to do is beat estimates even if they're lowered and you have the various feds behind you. still got a good market. >> evans this morning on "squawk" is few moments ago saying he'd like to see twist go all the way through 2013. there are thin
immediately we will not have an economy by monday. >> this is ben bernanke the chairman of the federal reserve. and this is a friday you were saying? >> a thursday night. >> and he's saying if you didn't take emergency action. >> we would not have an economy by monday. >> what does that mean? >> it's a horrible prospect. it means everything would disintegrate in terms of financial transactions and the rest. we went out and said time is of the essence regardless of the fact there was a presidential election seven weeks away. this happened on the president's watch. he was suggesting a solution. i said we must work together in a bipartisan way to get this done. but the fact is is that they knew, they were withholding the information from congress because they were hoping to get to the election, in my view. but the fact is four years ago the end of september if we didn't act immediately, we would not have an economy by monday. that would have been a disaster for our country. so while we want to do more to help individual families and the republicans instructed that in the last two years, the fact
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